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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 5, 2021 2:55 PM

Done, thanks for the reminder. I think i missed it because i saw your post when at work and couldn't see the image. I really like what you did with that, especially the camo on the wings and i like those X-4's. Nice looking build. I'm going to have to dig out my NF version soon.

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  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50 PM

Once again Frank you did an awesome job.

Deeve that paint job came out great.

 

Bish, next time you update the front page could you add me as complete (its back on page 6)

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:14 PM

Great jon on the Komet deeve, really like the scheme, good job on that mottling.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:11 PM

Thanks PJ. I got similar info from a few sites.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:10 PM

Thats a lovely looking Emil there frank, i do like the yellow nose on German aircraft, and thats come out really well. Thanks for shareing.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:03 PM

jeaton01

Frank, nice 109. You are cranking the builds right out lately.

 

Pandemic Boredom.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 5, 2021 10:22 AM

Frank: Looks fantastic!!! Love the yellow nose too! 

Deeve: Awesome job there too! I'd never have noticed the alignment issues if you'd not pointed them out. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 5, 2021 8:29 AM

 

Been working on the main gears, adding brake lines, washes, and in the process of using wine foil for strapping details. Will have some pictures once some progress is done.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 5, 2021 8:15 AM

crown r n7

Looks like a fine job to me Beer

 

Ditto

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 5, 2021 6:52 AM

Looks like a fine job to me Beer

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:17 AM

jeaton01
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Thanks for the compliment. Yes

 

The main problem with the tail for me was alignment. It ended up being a little cockeyed and one side was fine on the fuselage, but there was a step on the other. The tailplane was off at the root a little. we are talking like a hair off. But on the small scale its noticable. I put some putty in and wiped it off thinking that would make it better but it didnt. No

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 5, 2021 12:32 AM

Nothing to be ashamed of there, Deeve.  I think it looks great.  I'll try to remember the tail fit issue when I get to the one I have.

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 5, 2021 12:30 AM

Frank, nice 109. You are cranking the builds right out lately.

John

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:45 PM

OK, This evening a wrapped up my Academy me-163b Komet with Schech-Schlepper.

 

Basically I painted it with Vallejo paints and some Tamiyas on the fidley bits I had to brush paint. Almost everything that went through the airbrush was Vallejo though, except the Schlepper. I painted that with MM Enamels because I had the Panzer Dunkelgelb on my paint shelf. 

 

As you know I added some detail to the Schlepper. I did the same with the cockpit of the Komet. Added seatbelts, a strut to the canopy and the 2 bars that are infront of the armoured glass. These were just black stretched sprue. I did all the mottling freehand and used the included decals except the added national insignia from Aeromaster. 

 

I did White 14 because I love the camo on this particular Komet. I just wish it had a Gruppe insignia on it. Because it was in Erprobungskommando 16 it didnt. Looking at reference pictures, it doesnt appear to have a white nose so I left it RLM 76 with mottling.

 

I had some issues, The fit of the tail to the fuselage was a bit off and there was a seam and a step there after assembly. Also the rear window has a gap between the window plastic and the fuselage plastic. I didnt notice this till after everything was painted. I also borked up the decals pretty bad. I misplaced the balkenkreuz' and had one tear. Otherwise I think it all went together pretty well. I love doing luftwaffe mottling. I did all the airbrushing with an Iwata HP-C Plus. I just got it last year and I have to say this is a huge improvement over the siphon feed HP-BC I was using before. 

 

With my mediocre skills, I am super happy with how it turned out.

 

On to the proof. 

 

Thanks for looking. Big Smile

 

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:12 PM

Fotofrank

 

That looks amazing. I too lost parts on my last build to the dreaded carpet monster. Its like the dryer and socks. Somewhere there is a big pile of little styrene airplane parts. Stick out tongue

 

And I am with you, I love the look of a 109 with the yellow nose, tail and wingtips.

 

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:30 PM

Bish
This from wicki under K4 and from Britmodeller showing a crashed K4 but can't locate the image that had an American GI posing next to the nose with the bent prop blades.

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:02 PM

OK, the Emil is completed. It depicts one of the Abbeville Boys, JG 26 during the Battle of Britain. I've always liked that big yellow nose out front. I used Gunze paints for the first time and I really like how the paints performed. Topside camouflage is RLM 70 and RLM 71, the underside is RLM 65. The nose and rudder is Insignia Yellow since I didn't have RLM Yellow. The decals are from AeroMaster. They laid down really nice. The exhaust and gun smoke stains are pastel stick scrapings applied with a small brush. The whole thing is sealed with Testors Dullcote. I did lose the pitot and the radio mast to the carpet monster but that's all. Whew. Comments and critique welcome as always. Edit: This is a Hasegawa kit first issued in 1988.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:43 PM

Looking good Nick.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:38 PM

Where did you find that VDM info PJ.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:14 PM

started the F-104 cockpit on the f-104g and test fitting on the C.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:51 AM

Gamera

PJ & Mustang: Those are coming along great guys!!! 

 

Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:50 AM

Bish

Thats interesting PJ. I always thought late war aircraft had wood propellers, but have just done some digging myself and you are correct. I also thought that the wide chord propellers were always wood, but its seems that the VDM9-12159Awas a wide chord metal prop. Thats some new i have learnt today.

 

Yea I also thought they were laminated till I saw a picture of a bellied K4 with bent props and found the info on the VDM specs.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:18 AM

PJ & Mustang: Those are coming along great guys!!! 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:51 AM

Thats interesting PJ. I always thought late war aircraft had wood propellers, but have just done some digging myself and you are correct. I also thought that the wide chord propellers were always wood, but its seems that the VDM9-12159Awas a wide chord metal prop. Thats some new i have learnt today.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:42 AM

FotoFrank. stunning me 109e.

Jeaton01. very clean and factory fresh me 109v-1

Keavdog. well done and well used 109.

Mustang. very sharp 262.

Falconmod. sharp camo and masking on glass.

JBRaider.the me p1101 awesome work.

Tempest. sharp work on masking.

eagle90. me 163 looking real good.

Deave. me 163 and schlepper nice detailing.

ok hope I didnt leave any one out.

work ing on two f-104's a C and a G. The c is usaf in nmf then the G in still in he works.

cant post any pic the site in down now.

  .Nick

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:43 PM

Thanks Joe and Bish.

Bish a quick question. Would you know if the prop blades on the 109K were metal or laminated wood?
I have seen pictures of bellied 109Gs with bent blades showing them to be metal so wonder if the K's were also metal. 

EDIT: Did some digging and found that the K used the VDM9-12159A metal 3 bladed prop. 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:20 PM

Joe, that pit is just lovely, really nice work. I am hoping to have some pics of my 262 up soon.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:19 PM

Great job with the decals PJ.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:20 AM

Heya Ernie: Excellent job on the decal work man.....especially on that spinner. Those are tough.

falcon (John): Progress is coming right along with that Hornet.

Deeve: That Schlepper looks GREAT!!! Excellent weathering!!

Johnny: Looks like you're off to a great start with that bird. Can't wait to see the mottling on there.

All: Ok Fellas.....I finally got some measureable benchtime amidst my 7 day a week / 10 hour a day work weeks.

Cockpit is....finished!! 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:48 AM

Cool. Will be watching Geeked

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